In the mood of Eid, I'd like to show you some photos of Islamic art and architecture - something I've always thought was beautiful. It's not exactly religious, rather Islamic art and architecture depicts the ways of life of its people and is influenced by many different cultures.
I have collated some beautiful photos over the internet for you to enjoy.
The below is a mosque in Semerkand, Uzbekistan. I love the turquoise colour of the dome. Surrounded by huts and greenery, it is a beautiful sight.
This is from the same photographer, still in Semerkand, Uzbekistan.
Symmetry is often used on walls of art - to interpret balance and peace. I love the bright mint of the doors.
The use of blue and whitewashed walls is beautiful here in Tunisia.
This is a hotel in Hammemet, Tunisia.
More blue and whitewash. I love this.
The garden is an important element in Islamic architecture - due to the spread of the religion in hot, arid areas, gardens were built with cooling fountains and greenery for shade.
|Granada, Spain. Source here|
I believe Spain has some of the most beautiful gardens influenced by the Muslim culture. Notice the symmetry used in these gardens.
|Alhambra, Granada, Spain. Source unknown|
|A residential courtyard in Qurtaba, Spain|
Another beautiful courtyard to enjoy the outdoors without the heat. Lovely aged brick walls, arches and a hanging lantern complete this photo.
|The courtyard of a townhouse in Cairo. Via Cultural Kiosk|
Well I hope you enjoyed these photos. If you're celebrating Eid, I wish you Happy Eid and peace to you and your family!